Texas Lineman Gets Kicked Off Team for Racist Facebook Message to Barack ObamaThe big galoot pictured here is Buck Burnette, back up center for the University of Texas Longhorns. Check that — former back up center. You see, good ol' boy Buck here thought it would be funny to update his Facebook profile status with this message soon after Barack Obama's election:
"all the hunters gather up, we have a #$%&er in the whitehouse"
Kudos to Buck for putting symbols over the deplorable word (he probably wasn't censoring "butler") but the damage was already done. Word got back to Longhorns coach Mack Brown who immediately booted him off the team. Burnette has since taken down his Facebook page, but before he did, he left this contrite message to all those offended:
Clearly I have made a mistake and apologized for it and will pay for it. I received it as a text message from an acquaintance and immaturely put it up on facebook in the light of the election. Im not racist and apologize for offending you. I grew up on a ranch in a small town where that was a real thing and I need to grow up. I sincerely am sorry for being ignorant in thinking that it would be ok to write that publicly and apologize to you in particular. I have to be more mature than to put the reputation of my team at stake and to spread that kind of hate which I dont even believe in. Once again, I sincerely apologize.
Well, it is an apology and not the old "dressed as a drunk guy who was drawn on for Halloween" excuse, but it's still a little shameful that some of Buck's takeaway was that it's not "ok to write that publicly," but whatever. He'll be a better person after this. Hopefully. Texas Lineman's Facebook status gets him booted off the team [World of Isaac] (via Sports Inferno)